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Peace agreement calls for immediate cease-fire in Yemen
Peace agreement calls for immediate cease-fire in Yemen

A peace agreement signed in Yemen on Sunday offered hope for a resolution to a spate of sectarian violence that has killed more than 140 people and reportedly led to the resignation of the country’s prime minister. The impoverished but strategically located Arabian Peninsula nation has long been riven by violence, but the latest outbreak has involved unusually sustained and widespread fighting in its capital, Sana, between Shiite Muslim rebels known as Houthis and government-allied Sunni Muslim militias. Yemen is also home to what is considered one of the most dangerous Al Qaeda affiliates, but the latest outbreak did not involve its fighters. On Saturday, a United Nations envoy,...

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